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TRO sought vs SSS fee hike

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) on Friday filed in the Supreme Court a petition for a temporary restraining order against the recently implemented 0.6-percent increase in Social Security System (SSS) members’ premium contributions.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3-month advance for pensioners

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Friday announced that Employees’ Compensation (EC) pensioners in the private sector in areas affected by the recent calamities may avail themselves of an advance three-month pension grant from the Social Security System (SSS).

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bayan Muna to hale SSS to SC over premium hike

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares .  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Bayan Muna is planning to seek the high court’s intervention to stop the increase in the premium of Social Security System (SSS) this month unless the President acts on his own to freeze increase in monthly member contributions.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Close to 94% say SSS hefty bonuses ‘immoral’


INQUIRER.net readers do not agree with the Social Security System (SSS) chief, who believes that the granting of huge bonuses to its members was “moral.”

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino smells conspiracy

AQUINO AT FOCAP  President Aquino fields questions from foreign media  at a forum at a hotel in Manila on Wednesday.  LYN RILLON

Saying media should keep their “eyes on the ball,” President Aquino is seeing a conspiracy behind the attacks against his administration in connection with its controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Profits not the sole measure of SSS performance, says legislator

Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian: No politicians please. File photo

The Social Security System’s performance must be measured by how well the pensioners and its other members get the benefits due them and how their needs are met, and not just by how much profit the agency has made, a legislator said Wednesday.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SSS execs urged to return fat bonuses


The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) on Friday urged commissioners of the Social Security System (SSS), including labor representative Marianita Mendoza, to immediately return the P1 million given to them as performance bonus for 2012.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

TUCP urges SSS exec to return P1-M bonus


The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines on Friday urged its representative to the Social Security System, Dr. Marianita Mendoza, to immediately return the P1 million given to her as performance bonus.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SSS head calls grant of P1M bonus to each executive ‘moral’

SSS president and CEO Emilio de Quiros Jr.PHOTO FROM ARCHIVES.PIA.GOV.PH

Emilio de Quiros Jr., president and chief executive officer of Social Security System, said he believed the granting of hefty bonuses to members of the state-run firm’s board was moral.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Did you know: Social Security System loans

From January to March 2013, the Social Security System loaned out more P6.85 billion to more than 383,000 Filipinos. Of the figure, salary loans accounted for P6.8 billion; educational loans, P32 million; and housing loans, P10 million. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Employers to pay entire SSS premiums for help earning less than P5,000


Employers who engage household helpers at less than P5,000 a month should now shoulder fully their kasambahay’s contributions to the Social Security System.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SSS unveils relief package for Pablo-stricken members


Some 3.6 million members of the Social Security System (SSS) adversely affected by Typhoon “Pablo” can secure funds to help them recover from the disaster through a relief package that the pension fund has launched.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Labor group asks SSS to explain plan to hike premiums


Where does our money go? Amid talk of a possible increase in the premiums contributed by its members before the year ends, a militant organization on Wednesday challenged the state-owned Social Security System to disclose its investments to the public.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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